TotalBoat TotalTread Non Skid Deck Paint
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TotalBoat TotalTread Non-Skid Deck Paint

TotalTread is a ready-mixed, slip-resistant polyurethane non-skid deck paint with unique Propyltex™ wax texturing agents. The rounded shape of Propyltex™ waxes provides optimum gloss control and is less abrasive compared to silica texturing agents found in most non-skid deck paints or additives.

Apply TotalTread by brush or roller. You will love the grippy, but not abrasive, high-traction surface. Apply a second coat for even more grip.

Available in Quart and Gallon sizes in four colors: Sand Beige, Kingston Gray, and White (which match our TotalBoat Wet Edge Topside paint colors), and Light Gray (NEW!), which is a lighter, less blue gray than Kingston Gray.

Free quick-start kit included with each order: Contains (2 ea) paint pots, (2 ea) stir sticks.

Sand Beige  
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$34.99 / qt
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Tech Spec Product Info User Generated Content
Most non-skid deck paints rely on a 'sand' silica additive to provide grip. While they are certainly effective at providing secure footing, they have a few drawbacks: Scrub your deck too hard and the additive can become visible, leaving unsightly dark specks. The shape of traditional additives doesn't bond well with the paint, and the finish doesn't last all that long.

Our TotalTread is formulated to address these issues. Instead of a hard irregular shaped silica grit agent, TotalTread's wax rubber spheres are shock absorbing to give the finish some elasticity. The paint sticks better, and the finish looks better longer. It's easier to clean and won't wear away from scrubbing. And, because it's still a 1 part finish, it's easy to apply.


TotalBoat TotalTread should be applied in thin coats. 1-2 thin coats are recommended, for best results.
Thinning (Brush/Roll Application)  Can be thinned 5-10% with TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100, if needed. 
Thinning (Spray Application)  Thin with xylene, typically 15-20%. Thinning percentage varies by sprayer type and conditions. 
Cleanup  TotalBoat Special Brushing Thinner 100 or TotalBoat Dewaxer & Surface Prep 
Primers  TotalBoat Topside Primer, TotalBoat 2-Part Epoxy Primer (Metals), TotalBoat TotalProtect (Fiberglass/Metals), TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Barrier Coat (Metals) 
Application Temperature  50-90°F 
Application Humidity  0-90% 
Recommended Number of Coats  1-2 thin coats. 
Coverage  250-300 Sq. ft. per gallon 
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including titanium dioxide and ethylbenzene, known to the State of California to cause cancer, as well as chemicals, including ethanol, known to the State of California to cause developmental toxicity. For more information, go to

BRAND: TotalBoat
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Anti-Slip Covering
4.6 97

Outstanding and easy


I have used non-skid on several boats. Was expecting big clumps and a mess, but instead ended up w/ a self adhesive that takes to the deck like a thick stain. Great product; easy and cheap. Looks so good two other boat owners at my marina purchased too. Minor clean up and rough up decking, then rinse, dry and paint. Painter's tape was the only thing that took any real effort. Dris in 16 hours or less depending on sun exposure.


Boston, MA


Would use again


Great product and easy to use. Prep surface well and it will hold up great. First application was 8 years ago... Texture and color are consistent and hold up. Recommend two coats.




Effective but disappointing overall


i purchased Total Tread to cover the deck of my 1982 Boston Whaler 17'. The product needs to be applied in numerous 4+ coats in very thin layers with 16-20+ hours dry time in between. You gotta use alot of coats to get enough effective non skid grit to the deck. Total tread does not offer much hide so i recommend making sure all defects in the deck are well taken care of prior to applying. in short, i would prefer a much grit to obtain the grip that you need when the deck gets wet. i would recommend waiting 3-5 days after last coat to insure proper adhesion. i used my boat 2 days after last application and my shoes left marks in the coating (very disppointing after all that work) in addition, the 2 cans that i received looks like some "kicked the can down the road" before they shipped as they were all dented up upon arrival and this did not happen in shipment as the outside box was in great shape.




Great non-skid paint.


Easy to use and produces a nice finish.I rolled it on the inside of an epoxy primed aluminum boat and on the fiberglass floor of a shower stall.


Traverse City, MI


So far so good!


We are the exhausted owners of at 53 ft by 14 ft 1984 Jamestowner steel hull houseboat that we purchased off Lake Cumberland and moved to central Indiana nine years ago. The gelcoat top deck/roof had become terribly cracked, in many places through the fiberglass to the plywood. In central Indiana ther are no local contractors that specialize in houseboat gelcoating, a,k,a. DIY. An area of 35 ft by 14 ft was sanded and repaired for resurfacing, but the thought of hurrying to apply new gelcoat, which would then need sanded for the obligatory second coat was not appealing. After watching a Boatworks Today video comparing paint to gelcoat we went with Total Boat Total Tread urethane deck paint. This stuff was so easy to apply, and dried overnight with a non skid texture that feels perfect for our deck. I scoured Total Tread reviews for durability comments, but having found none, we'll just have to find out for ourselves. So far we're thrilled with the result!

Hoosier Houseboaters

Salamonie Lake, Huntington, Indiana


Great product


Easy to install, great look and feel. Hardest part is the taping.


Akron, OH


Great product - very user friendly


I used this paint to repaint the deck of my 1973 Pearson 26. The original deck paint was some sort of green that was flaking off and in not good condition. I sanded the deck paint and prepped the surface for painting. For application I used a 6" roller and it rolled on very evenly and easily. Another plus is that it does not smell much and there is no mixing required. Just open the can, give it a stir and paint.


Jamestown, RI


Happy with this product


Excellent ease of use and non-skid result

Sgt Easy

Gloucester NC


At Least 3 coats


This product takes a long time to cure. At least 24 hours before a second coat can be applied and needs at least 3 coats. I had 73+ degrees F temps with the humidity at 40% or less. I rolled it on so thin you could see through to the primer and was still tacky after 16+ hours.




Great product


Easy to use. Matte color looks great against gloss.


Jamestown Rhode Island


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